American Studies

Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830–1934 Measuring Manhood Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830–1934 Melissa N. Stein 2015 Fall
A major new history of scientific racism in the United States
Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade Coin-Operated Americans Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade Carly A. Kocurek 2015 Fall
How and why video gaming culture became the domain of young men and boys
Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Grant Farred 2015 Fall
Could there be a bigger paradox than the black man using Martin Heidegger to repel the white woman's racism?
Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country Wastelanding Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country Traci Brynne Voyles 2015 Spring
What is “wasteland,” and who gets to decide?
 Making Suburbia: New Histories of Everyday America Making Suburbia New Histories of Everyday America John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul and Katherine Solomonson, Editors 2015 Spring
Illustrates the astonishing complexity of American suburbia
A Peculiar Imbalance: The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837–1869 A Peculiar Imbalance The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837–1869 William D. Green 2015 Spring
The untold story of what it meant to be a black member of early Minnesota society
Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency Already Doing It Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency Michael Gill 2015 Spring
Exploring and exposing efforts to restrict the sexuality of intellectually disabled people
Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor Life Support Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor Kalindi Vora 2015 Spring
How global capitalism has turned human beings into a new form of biocapital
Zoo Renewal: White Flight and the Animal Ghetto Zoo Renewal White Flight and the Animal Ghetto Lisa Uddin 2015 Spring
Race, urban life, and the postwar revitalization of American zoos
Imagine the Sound: Experimental African American Literature after Civil Rights Imagine the Sound Experimental African American Literature after Civil Rights Carter Mathes 2015 Spring
Examines the use of sound in the works of African American writers during the post–Civil Rights era
The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation The Poitier Effect Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation Sharon Willis 2015 Spring
Sidney Poitier as an icon of the civil rights era, signifying racial reconciliation without threat to the white status quo
Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology Physics of Blackness Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology Michelle M. Wright 2015 Spring
Reveals how assumptions we make about time and space inhibit more inclusive definitions of Blackness
Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary Slaves of the State Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary Dennis Childs 2015 Spring
A sweeping cultural history of U.S. prison slavery
Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder Impossible Heights Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder Adnan Morshed 2014 Fall
A rich exploration of the influence of skyscrapers, airplanes, and aerial vision on interwar American visual culture
Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement Building Zion The Material World of Mormon Settlement Thomas Carter 2014 Fall
What the built environment shows us about the complex and evolving nature of nineteenth-century Mormon social and religious life
The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism The Way Things Go An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism Aaron Jaffe 2014 Fall
That rare modernist book: erudite, innovative, thought provoking, and playful
The American Isherwood The American Isherwood James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, Editors 2014 Fall
Shines a critical spotlight on the American life of the famed author
Savage Preservation: The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology Savage Preservation The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology Brian Hochman 2014 Fall
How ethnographic encounters shaped audiovisual media in late nineteenth and early twentieth century America
Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks Civil Rights Childhood Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks Katharine Capshaw 2014 Fall
The unexpected and evocative role of children’s photographic books in cultural transformation and social change
Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing Distant Wars Visible The Ambivalence of Witnessing Wendy Kozol 2014 Fall
Mapping the fraught space between empathy and spectacle in the witnessing of military conflict